Carmel Small Group Walking Food & Cultural Tour

56 Reviews | Monterey & Carmel, USA

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Discover the charming coastal town of Carmel and savor a series of tantalizing food tastings (which may include wine or a cocktail) on this 3-hour guided walking tour. Your passionate guide will share stories about the history, culture and architecture of Carmel as you stop at restaurants, stylish watering holes and food shops to meet business owners (when available) and sample different food items. You may visit places like a classic European Restaurant, a local tavern serving mixed fermentation brews and modern takes on classic dishes, purveyors of the freshest tortillas on the Monterey Peninsula, and a local producer of confections made from century-old recipes. In general, the tastings add up to an average lunch. Ideal for both tourists and Carmel residents, this tour is a leisurely and tasty way to learn more about this quaint town.

This small group tour is generally limited to 16 people, ensuring more personal attention from your guide.


  • Fully narrated tour
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Lunch included
  • Small-group tour
  • Vegetarian meal option available



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Average 4.91 out of 5 stars based on 56 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Carmel Small Group Walking Food & Cultural Tour
lisaaN144PO, Jan 2022 Verified
Such a great experience! Our tour guide Bonnie was delightful and very informative. I'll definitely be back to revisit some of stops we made while on this delicious tour. Oh, and did I mention how much fun Bonnie made our day!?
Carmel Small Group Walking Food & Cultural Tour
candelariasj, Dec 2021 Verified
I've been wanting to take this tour for a very long time. I usually am working on tour dates, but was off for this particular Saturday and asked my grandson if he would be interested in taking this tour with me, so extended it to my daughter, her partner and my grandsons paternal grandmother who is also a friend as well. We met Bonnie at the right time and she had us introduce ourselves and then we were off. We've done birthday dinners in Carmel, but its always dinner in the winter and no time to check out much else so the tour was perfect! Each establishment we went to was so outstanding with their information, the tastings were awesome. I tried to take notes, but about half way, got into the spirit and couldn't keep up with my writing other than the name of the places we went. We have already decided that we need a do over and will be going on our own to explore the places we went to. Loved every moment of the tour! Great job Bonnie!
Carmel Small Group Walking Food & Cultural Tour
Mario_S, Dec 2021 Verified
The food, drinks, the ambience, Brian’s knowledge and history of where we went. His outgoing personality and charisma made the whole tour. Excellent and memorable tour.
Carmel Small Group Walking Food & Cultural Tour
Leslie_C, Nov 2021 Verified
Brian was a great guide for our tour. He is funny and knowledgeable. Fun to have locals we passed on the street call out to him. I would highly recommend.
Carmel Small Group Walking Food & Cultural Tour
owensheeran, Oct 2021 Verified
Besides the great food and wine in downtown Carmel, what made our experience so great was our guide, Brian. From the very start, Brian was friendly, fun, and knowledgeable about Carmel and its history, telling numerous stories about the town, its early founders, wonderful architecture, and even showed us "secret" passageways through beautiful courtyards. We were a group of about 17 people, all very personable and fun as well, but it was Brian that kept us all centered on having a fun trek. We would recommend this tour to other Carmel visitors, and plan on taking another such tour next year when we visit again.
Carmel Small Group Walking Food & Cultural Tour
Anna K, Sep 2021 Verified
The food tour was a wonderful family afternoon through the streets of Carmel with Brian our host. We loved the assortment of restaurants and stops on the way. The history, the bites and the stories - I didn't know most of the stuff the Brian the store owners told. It was timed beautifully and for vegetarians like us.. it was more than enough! I would book it again with guests in town - we live in the area and wanted to do something fun as a family and it didn't disappoint! Brian was a great storyteller and kept it running like a smooth operator! My only want was seeing the menu at each place but we just didn't have time..
Carmel Small Group Walking Food & Cultural Tour
Stephanie, May 2021 Verified
We loved everything about the tour!! Every restaurant was charming! Mig and Brian did an excellent job!!
Carmel Small Group Walking Food & Cultural Tour
Lana M, Mar 2020 Verified
After many trips through out the years to Carmel we wanted to try something new and signed up for the food and wine walking tour! I also invited my son and his partner who have traveled all over the world, they said this was the best food and wine tour they have ever experienced! We enjoyed all the tastings and saw some parts of Carmel we never explored in past years. It was fun and educational and our tour guide Bonnie was so personable and knowledgeable! I was very happy we decided to try something new to celebrate my Birthday in Carmel!
Carmel Small Group Walking Food & Cultural Tour
Kristina B, Mar 2020 Verified
It was a pleasant tour around Carmel by the Sea. I loved the variety of places we were able to visit and experience. If you love trying gourmet food, seeing beautiful architecture, and following a fun tour guide, then this experience is for you.
Carmel Small Group Walking Food & Cultural Tour
Lana R, Nov 2019 Verified
Everything from the food choices to the charming town passage ways was very memorable. I would recommend this tour to anyone who enjoys good food, drinks, and charming town architecture.

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